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59th Regiment
62nd Wiltshire Regiment of Foot


NameCOOPER – George
Regiment (s)62nd and 59th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) ? / 1044
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd August 1834 / 18 years / Nottingham Nottinghamshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 3 years 95 days
West Indies – 3 years 6 days
Length of Service16 years 96 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 25th November 1850 / Tralee Kerry Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Cropwell Butler Nottinghamshire England
Pension Districts1850-1855 Nottingham
1855-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1816 Cropwell Butler Nottinghamshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
COOPER Matthew
c1786 East Bridgford Nottinghamshire England
Date/Place of Birth
c1787 East Bridgford Nottinghamshire England
31st March 1806 St Peter’s Church East Bridgford Nottinghamshire England
SiblingsThomas B c1806 Bp 8th September 1806 East Bridgford Nottinghamshire
Elizabeth B c1808 Bp 17th April 1808 Tythby Nottinghamshire
Mathew B c1809 Bp 7th January 1810 Tythby Nottinghamshire
Ann B c1812 Bp 1 march 1812 Tythby Nottinghamshire
George B 1816 Bp 19th October 1817 Cropwell Butler Nottinghamshire
Ellen B c1820 Bp 19th March 1820 Tythby Nottinghamshire
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
b 20th June 1821 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage5th July 1847 St Mary’s Limerick Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMatthew B c1848 Roscrea County Tipperary Ireland
D c1849 Tralee County Kerry Ireland
Emma B c1850 Tralee County Kerry Ireland
D c1851 Cropwell Butler Nottinghamshire England
Ellen bap 7th September 1851 Holy Trinity Tithby Nottinghamshire England
M 1874 WINTER Charles John Fremantle Western Australia
D 1887 Western Australia
Roland or Rowland bap 25th September 1853 Holy Trinity Tithby Nottinghamshire England
M ENRIGHT Elizabeth 4th May 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
D 8th February 1884 Western Australia
Eliza B 1854
M McCAW William Agnew 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th December 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
Ann B 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
D 8th February 1881 Western Australia
Jane B 28th September 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
M 17th May1881 McCAW William Agnew Fremantle Western Australia
D 30th October 1941 Mosman Park Western Australia
Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
George B 20th September 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1884 CHAMBERLAIN Emily Fremantle Western Australia
D 4th August 1926 Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M CRASS Thomas Hall 1932 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th July 1938 Fremantle Hospital Western Australia
Frances B 1st January 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
M 25th September 1893 STOKES Walter James Port Adelaide South Australia
D 17th July 1942 Waverley New South Wales Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News Wednesday 4th April 1860 page 1
Inquirer and Commercial News 27th May 1869
The Herald (Fremantle, WA: 1867-1886) Saturday 28th November 1874 page 2 Family Notices
The Herald 5th February 1876 page 3
The Herald 30th October 1875 page 2
The West Australian Thursday 21st July 1938 page 1 Death notice of Margaret Crass
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd November 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
25th October 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateAvailable SROWA Cons 3458/1875/240 25th October 1875 Rowland the eldest son of George and Margaret Cooper applied for Letters of Administration
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Location Antigua
Discharge: Due to abscesses rending him unfit for service
In the 1851 Census George Cooper age 33 an agricultural labourer and Chelsea pensioner and his wife Margaret age 29 born Dublin Ireland are living with his parents Matthew age 64 born Cropwell Butler and mother Elizabeth Cooper age 63 born East Bridgford at the hamlet of Cropwell Butler at Tythby cum Cropwell Nottinghamshire England.Father/Mother place of birth reversed on 1851 and 1861 English Census21st August 1860 Pensioner Sergeant G. Cooper Fremantle applied to have Frances McCarthy / McGarthy, his niece living at High Street Killarney County Kerry, Ireland to be sent out as a Government immigrant.27 May 1869 George also signed a petition to the Governor along with many other worthies re the harbour at Fremantle and a railway. Signed George Cooper, Farmer, Fremantle
William Agnew McCaw married two of the Cooper girls firstly Eliza in 1874 and after her death in 1880 he married Jane 1881.
On 26 July 1922 a John Cooper of Calgary, Alberta, Canada wrote to the Registrar asking for information regarding his great uncle George Cooper as he believed he and his siblings may be the lawful heirs of his estate. The Registrar wrote back and said a George Cooper died in 2 November 1874 leaving a wife Margaret Jeffcott Cooper and an estate valued at not more than fifty pounds. He also included a list of the children of George Cooper. He suggested he should make inquiries in the other states.